Part I: Overview of Literacy Expectations in Middle and High School
Chapter 1. Nothing Happens in a Vacuum
Improved Academic Performance?
What is the Literacy Expectation in Middle and High School?
How Do Teachers Meet These Expectations?
Part II: Becoming College and Career Ready
Who Are These Freshmen?
Key Shifts Called for by the Common Core
Chapter 2. Strategic Reading and Writing
What Is Strategic Reading and Writing?
What Does Strategic Reading and Writing Look Like in a Classroom?
Strategic Readers and Writers Are Effective Readers and Writers
Chapter 3. Content-Area Literacy
The Next Step
Developing Content-Area Literacy
Beyond Deep Learning
Chapter 4. Disciplinary Literacy
Creating Discourse Communities
Intentional Disciplinary Literacy
So, What Does Disciplinary Literacy Look Like?
Part III: A Literacy Model of Instruction Using Informational Texts
Chapter 5. Reading Across the Disciplines
Recursive Reading and Writing to Learn
A Process for Reading Informational Texts
Before Reading: Preparing to Read and Write
During Reading: Responding in Writing While Reading
After Reading: Reinforcing, Expanding, and Writing
Adapting and Customizing
From Content-Area Literacy to Disciplinary Literacy
More Than a Process for Reading
Chapter 6. Academic Language Across the Disciplines
The Significance of Vocabulary
Brain Development and Vocabulary
Effective Vocabulary Instruction
Chapter 7. Writing Across the Disciplines
What is Content-Area Writing?
The Reading-Writing Connection
Informal Writing versus Formal Writing
Empowered Teachers Empower Students
Improving Writing through Mentor Texts
Part IV: Using Technology to Support Content-Area and Disciplinary Literacy
Chapter 8. Standards, Tenets, and Best Practices
Basic Tenets of Technology in Education
Reading, Thinking, and Composing Digitally
Chapter 9. Instructional Resources
Libraries/Media Centers/Computer Labs
Dependable, Credible Resources
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